Configuring Terrasolid to Run on Multiple MicroStation Installations

There may be times when a computer has multiple MicroStation products installed, for instance MicroStation v8i and MicroStation CONNECT, and wishes to have the Terrasolid products installed for both. Typically, when installed, the Terrasolid software defaults to installing the settings and associated files in “c:\terra”. This works just fine if you’re only looking to have the software installed on one MicroStation version. In order to have Terrasolid working in both MicroStation versions, the second Terrasolid installation needs to be set to a different install path. For instance, one may have the Terrasolid v8i installation files go to “c:\terra”, while the Terrasolid 64-bit CONNECT Edition installation files go to “c:\terra64”. This will allow both Terrasolid v8i and Terrasolid CE (64-bit) to be installed on the same machine.

When installing for multiple MicroStation versions, particularly the 64-bit CONNECT Edition, one needs to select the correct MicroStation installation folder, in addition to the separate Terrasolid installation folders. For instance, for MicroStation CE, one may install the Terrasolid installation files to “c:\terra64” and select the “C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\MicroStation” as the MicroStation CE installation folder. Then for OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition CE, one may install the Terrasolid installation files to “c:\terraORD” and select the “C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition\OpenRoadsDesigner” as the MicroStation CE installation folder.

The last step is to copy any license files checked out using the Terra License Manager in the “c:\terra\license” folder from that folder and place them under “c:\terra_ce\license” (or whatever you decided to name the installation folder). This way both programs will have access to the licenses.

One may also desire to copy select package settings files from one installation to another in order to access the same formats, coordinate systems, etc.

Share

GeoCue Group Support

GeoCue Group Support has written 717 articles

3 thoughts on “Configuring Terrasolid to Run on Multiple MicroStation Installations

Leave a Reply